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How to remove getFilms Search (Virus Removal Guide)

getFilms Search is a Google Chrome browser extension that replaces the search engine you use when you search the web in the address bar with search.getmedianetnow.com. The getFilms Search extension also bundles with other browser extensions such as FilmsFriendly Home and ErrFixer that replace your homepage, new tab page, and the page you see when Google Chrome shows an error.

getFilms Search

redirect site

If you search the web from the new tab page you will be directed to search.getmedianetnow.com and then to search.yahoo.com. This is done in order to track your IP address and what you search for online.

getFilms Search extension

The public permissions for the Google Chrome extension are listed below:

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
  • Change your search settings to: search.getmedianetnow.com

One of the biggest concerns with the extension is that it is often advertised on websites that display malicious advertisements and host malware. If you found the getFilms Search extension attached to your browser or have visited a website that displays getFilms Search advertisements, it is likely that your computer has been introduced to other threats (such as search Movies) that should be removed.

getFilms Search removal steps

Follow the removal steps on this page to remove the getFilms Search extension from Google Chrome and other malicious threats that can bundle with the getFilms Search extension such as malware, viruses, adware, spyware, and other internet browser extensions and add-ons.

STEP 1: Remove the browser extension
STEP 2: Scan your computer for malware with Malwarebytes
STEP 3: Clean up and repair settings with CCleaner

STEP 1: Remove the browser extension

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

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2. Click the trashcan icon next to the getFilms Search extension to remove it.

STEP 2: Scan your computer for malware with Malwarebytes

1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free.

2. Double click the executable file (mb3-setup.exe or other) to begin installing Malwarebytes.

3. In some versions of the installation file you can simply select your language and click Next to install the program; Otherwise, select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.

4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your computer.

5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.

6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

STEP 3: Clean up and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Open your browser window and download CCleaner Professional or CCleaner Free.

2. Double click the executable file (ccsetup.exe or other) to begin installing CCleaner.

3. Click the Install button to begin stalling the program.

4. Click Run CCleaner to open the program when installation is complete.

5. Select the Cleaner tab and click the Analyze button.

6. When the Analyze process is complete click the Run Cleaner button to clean all files.

7. Next, select the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button to scan for issues in your registry.

8. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected Issues button and Fix All Selected Issues button to fix the issues.

9. Next, select the Tools tab and click Startup. Examine each area, search for suspicious entries, and delete any suspicious startup entries by selecting the entry and clicking the Delete button.

10. Next, click Browser Plugins and search each internet browser for unwanted browser add-ons and extensions. Click the extension you want to delete and click the Delete button to remove it.

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Jared Harrison is an accomplished tech author and entrepreneur, bringing forth over 20 years of extensive expertise in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and various other tech domains. He has made significant contributions to the industry and has been featured in multiple esteemed publications. Jared is widely recognized for his keen intellect and innovative insights, earning him a reputation as a respected figure in the tech community.

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